Slang and Jargon

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Arlington SWAT Team Raids Commune Looking for Weed, Finds Only Hippies and Tall Grass

    The folks who live there don't call The Garden of Eden a hippie commune. They prefer "small Intentional Community," or sometimes "New Paradigm EcoVillage." Here's how they describe it on their website: The Garden of Eden ... exists as a showcase to highlight just how easy, abundant, and sustainable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Molotov: 20 Years of Swear Words and Latin Grammys

    Randy Ebright of Molotov certainly stands out. Born in Michigan, Ebright ended up in Mexico City due his dad's job as a DEA agent. Once there, he quickly connected with the local music scene and joined Molotov. Twenty years later, the guy is still drumming for one of the most unique bands coming out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    The Problem With... Outasight's "Tonight Is the Night"

    I often wonder how youth culture thinks up slang for something they like. For example, I wonder how the phrase "out of sight" came along. If something is out of your sight, how do you know it's good? I also wonder where this New York musician in business-casual dress and Ray Bans came from. Out ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2010
  • News

    June 10, 2010
  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010
  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010
  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009
  • News

    May 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    On The Range: Chimichangas

    Toasted monkey or [expletive deleted]? These are the two prevailing definitions for the origin of the term chimichanga, that ever-popular fried burrito that has become a staple at Tex-Mex establishments.Chimichangas may have originated as early as the 1940's, when cooks at a bar in Nogales, Arizona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    A Blue State

    What to do on those inevitable slow news afternoons where even a call from Red Lobster regarding their “reinvented” brand seems interesting? How ‘bout a nod to Blue Collar Bar—not for their intentionally dismissive name, but for reviving (at least in name), the blue plate special.

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Bloomin' Vaqueros

    Don your hat and herd the doggies to the Arboretum

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007

    Oh, Say, Can You CW33? Hope Not.

    I honestly can’t remember the last time I watched CW33’s News at Nine in its entirety. Actually, I don’t think I ever had. But last night, I was rummaging around, cleaning up the house and fiddling on the laptop with the TV on. America’s Next Top Model had expired on the TiVo, and the receiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2007

    This Did Not Change My Life, Damn It

    Alas, we just couldn't make it to the Shins show Monday night at the Palladium Ballroom. But 18-year-old Caitlin -- who goes to Plano West and whose MySpace page features a video in which some dudes are asked, "How much money would it take [for] you to kill a puppy with your bare hands?" -- not only ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006

    Zoot Suit Riot

    Get down with a pachuco at the LCC

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006
  • Dining

    May 1, 2003

    Lens of Approval

    How many drinks does it take to get beer goggles?

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    The Music

    The Music (Capitol)

  • Culture

    October 10, 2002

    Droog Addicts

    Quad C stages an amazing, alarming Clockwork Orange

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Film

    September 12, 2002

    Bloody Well Right

    You better, you Bettany as a harrowing, mod Gangster

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    The Shins

    July 12

  • Calendar

    April 11, 2002

    Freaks and Geeks

    Skip Elsheimer brings selections from his film strip archive

  • Culture

    July 11, 1996

    Mo' better Moor

    The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas production of Othello cries out for color

  • News

    October 26, 1995